Nov. 17, 2006
DELAWARE - Despite a game-high 29 points by American University guard Liz Hayes, Delaware defeated the Eagles 71-54 at the Bob Carpenter Center on Friday night.
To start the second half, AU came out of the locker room ready to go. On a Talicia Jackson steal and penetration pass, Hayes opened the scoring gates in the second with a three. This was not her first, nor would it be her last, as Hayes went 7-12 in three-point field goals for the night.
American went on to lead in the second half outscoring Delaware 32-29 with Hayes' 18 point effort combined with Jackson's and Abby Lipskis' six points a piece.
The second half thunder still didn't prove to be enough. AU was down by 20 going into the locker room and just wasn't able to recover. Blue Hen Chrissy Fisher scored 17 points in the first and although American University held her to only eight in the second, Delaware was still able to come out with the win.
Playing against her former team, Hayes stepped up and was explosive for the Eagles. With her seven three pointers, she is now first in American University's All-Time Individual three-point scoring records, in just her third game at American. Her 29 points was not only a game-high, but it marked a career- high for Hayes as well.
AU held a 33-29 margin in rebounds, with Lipskis leading both teams with 10. Delaware forced 26 turnovers and were able to connect on almost half, scoring 25 points off the Eagles' mistakes.
American University is now 1-2 on the season, while Delaware improves to 2-1. AU returns to action on Nov. 19 when it takes on Towson at Bender Arena at 2 p.m. If you can't be in the stands, be sure to check out Eagle Vision All-Access for a live video and broadcast of the game.